SRJC Course Outlines

4/21/2021 12:30:37 AMCONS 63 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 63Title:  HOW BUILDINGS WORK  
Full Title:  How Buildings Work
Last Reviewed:3/31/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to major building systems including foundations, structural frames, exterior cladding and roofs, doors and windows, insulation, interior finishes, space conditioning (heating ventilating and air conditioning: HVAC), and utilities (water, electrical, gas).  Application of principles of sustainability to building orientation, energy conservation, water conservation, indoor air quality, material selection, and site drainage. Includes analysis of working drawings.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in CONS 62

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to major building systems including foundations, structural frames, exterior cladding and roofs, doors and windows, insulation, interior finishes, space conditioning (heating ventilating and air conditioning: HVAC), and utilities (water, electrical, gas).  Application of principles of sustainability to building orientation, energy conservation, water conservation, indoor air quality, material selection, and site drainage. Includes analysis of working drawings.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in CONS 62
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Interpret a site analysis for building placement and site water management
2.  Identify different types of foundation systems and explain how they transfer building loads to ground
3.  Identify major structural systems and explain how they transfer building loads to foundations
4.  Identify major exterior finish systems and explain their role in providing thermal and environmental separation
5.  Identify elements that contribute to indoor air quality and explain what they contribute
6.  Apply sustainability principles to site, building system and building material choices

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction and overview of
    A.  Site design
    B.  Major building systems
    C.  Building loads, load transfer and building shear
    D.  Building performance concerns
    E.  Sustainability principles  
 
II.  An examination of building systems and how they work including foundations, structural systems, exterior cladding and roofs, insulation, vapor retarders and vapor barriers, doors and windows, interior finishes, water supply systems, plumbing and irrigation systems, electrical systems, gas and propane systems, and HVAC  (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems.
    A.  Functions of each system
    B.  Types of each system and their components
    C.  Materials used in each system
    D.  Structural support required for each system
    E.  Physical connections within a system and between different systems
    F.  Functional relationships between systems
    G.  Common air and moisture problems and solutions related to each system
    H.  Sustainability issues for each system
    I.   Analysis of working drawings for each system

Assignments:
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Reading:       25-30 pages per week
Papers:        2-4 papers, 2-5 pages in length
Homework question sets:  6-8
Homework problem sets:   4-6
Quizzes:       2-4
Final exam or final paper and presentation

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Papers; homework question sets
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 50%
Homework problem sets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes, problem solving quizzes, final exam or final paper and presentation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Building Construction Illustrated; 4th edition, Francis D.K. Ching;  Wiley 2008
Fundamental BuildingTechnology; A.J. Charlett; Routeledge; 2006
Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building; Keeler and Burke; Wiley; 2009
Integrative Design Guide to Green Buildings; 7 Group, Reed; Wiley; 2009
Green Building Fundamentals; 2nd edition; Montoya; Prentice Hall; 2010
Instructor prepared materials

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